Is your online security at risk?

Is your online security at risk?

SEO in Mackay is something where many business wind up stressing over keywords and social media, but take shortcuts that leave themselves vulnerable and open. Therefore I wish to show you a handful of tips and tricks I have actually picked up to assist you as a business in Mackay in order to make sure you are not compromising your security. Most of these tips are centred on WordPress because it is the most commonly used platform, and there are many really uncomplicated ways to help make it much safer.

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There is a remarkably large number of people that visit us because their WordPress site has been hacked. It can fluctuate from some terrible things such as having data and information stolen, to even having some malicious sites set up ads that you don’t want.

So my first item of advice refers to passwords. A lot of people do not have a strong enough password because they either use the same one for every single thing, or it is something really basic. Do not use your date of birth, your dogs name, or your email name. you want letters, numbers and symbols. It may be annoying to recall but there are clever ways to think about this. One that I have seen used really well is to pick something easy to recollect, like a date, but spell it out. For instance, if your Mackay business was launched up on the 23rd of January, perhaps think about a password that is twenty3JAN– it is still quick and easy to remember, but far harder to guess. Same rules apply to your username– please do not have it set as ‘admin’.

Next, I want you to make sure you take a look at security plug-ins. These are really essential and really easy to get access to in WordPress. I would encourage that you search for these ones– I have used one myself for years, and I have had clients that love the other two.

  • Bulletproof security.
  • WordFence.
  • Exploit Scanner.

My last piece of security advice for you is to stay away from free themes and invest in something with better security. Most companies that have safety and security issues have just chosen a pretty, free theme that is quick but has far too many areas that can be abused. Don’t get me wrong, plenty of themes are secure enough to use, but it isn’t always the case, so I tell people to merely invest $20 and get a good one which is known for security. I would suggest exploring www.envato.com they have some brilliant themes, and even have some premium themes completely free as part of their monthly specials.

That’s everything I have to say, just 3 quick, practical pieces of advice that you can carry out this very day if you want to save yourself pain and suffering down the track. Update your password, get a security plug-in, and purchase a good theme. Your SEO campaign is not going to do you any good if your web site is open to security threats and no one relies on you anymore. If you have any security concerns at the moment, or you want to learn more about what else you can do with SEO feel free to contact us here at Internet Marketing Experts Mackay on 1300 595 013 or visit, www.internetmarketingexpertsMackay.com.au.

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